It’s about time to make changes and perhaps change the traditional face of a blog. Lemback Blog has undergone a lot of changes even before but never adopted a layout that’s out of the core of blogging. I preferred a simple chronological blog layout since I started blogging, and modified free themes to suit my blog. But the rise of premium themes with impressive layout have always been a welcome option. After browsing a number of WordPress themes sites, I decided to go for a priced theme though the decisive factor that led me to purchase this CelebrityPress theme is the simple magazine layout styled with different colors. This is the second time I purchased a theme for this blog. Hubby was apprehensive but knowing me, by all means, I get what I want. Thus, here it is now, right before your eyes.
As you may know, there is no magic in installing a theme, whether paid or free. The need to modify a little or tweak some codes are the things that a blogger should have learned in the process. Although this theme from Gorilla Themes comes in different packages which includes support and forum depending on the package you choose, I preferred the cheaper, no support and forum included. Hubby and I spent the whole day to make it appear as it should. He fixed the header while I worked on codes. Problems like square banners appearing vertically, smileys taking the whole line in a post and adding necessary page templates.
Because of this theme, I’m back to working with widgets. I normally go into the files when adding contents in the sidebars. But doing what I used to do would ruin this theme and losing all the features as shown. Anyhow, I liked how my blog looks now, and so did hubby. I skipped the slideshow feature for now. If you want to see more of Gorilla Themes, just head on to their site.